DHS: Wisconsin sets single-day high for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

DHS: Wisconsin sets single-day high for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

Wisconsin recently completed its largest day of COVID-19 vaccination so far, a top state health official said Thursday.

Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said 22,072 doses were reported over the last 24 hours.

As of Thursday, 285,358 doses have been administered. As of Wednesday, 51,801 were second doses that completed Wisconsinites’ vaccination series.

DHS reported 2,177 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 528,101.

Forty-five more deaths brought the state’s death toll to 5,607.

An additional 8,687 Wisconsinites were tested, for a total of 2,985,133 so far.

DHS considers 23,965 cases active.

The seven-day average for daily new cases is 1,731, down 76 from Wednesday and 761 from last week.

The seven-day average for daily new deaths is 45, the same as Wednesday and up 15 from last week.

As of Wednesday, the seven-day positivity rate by person was 22.4 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from Tuesday and 4.5 percentage points from last week.

The rate by test was 7.2 percent, down 0.1 percentage points from Tuesday and 1.5 percentage points from last week.

No patients were at the surge facility in West Allis on Thursday.

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